Beverly + Kalen | Dothan, Alabama Engagement Photography

Alabama is a great place to enjoy crazy 65 degree weather and golden trees in December. It was a beautiful warmish day at Landmark Park with Kalen and Beverly as I shot their engagement photos and got to know them a little better as a couple. I am so happy to share this photos with you.

It’s such a funny and sweet story of how Kalen proposed to Beverly by a river in the woods under a make-shift bamboo gazeebo. He totally had her fooled. She suspected he may propose, but Kalen somehow tricked her into thinking he was just doing something “special” for her before leaving for his masters degree in a city four hours away. After a picnic lunch and an hour or so in the woods, he got the ring out of the cooler and asked her the big question. I’m so happy she said yes because just look at this love. Radiant.

Their wedding will take place next October and will be shot by the lovely Chelsea and Travis of Crazy Love Studios here at Maria’s Vineyard in Dothan. Beverly and Kalen, thank you both for letting me get a glimpse into your life and your story together. My hope is that your friendship and love for each other will continually deepen through laughter and the beauty you encounter in this world. Shootings you was a real treat.

Ruth + Stefan | Wedding

After a very busy two weeks, I am so excited to blog this very special couple who married September 3 in Diessenhofen at the Gasthaus Schupfen. I wasn’t anticipating rain, but I was prepared for it even though not a drop fell the entire day. The weather was amazing actually. Light and love everywhere.

Stefan waited patiently for his “first look” with Ruth beneath the sun-soaked leaves at romantic Schloss Hegi. Ruth looked so gorgeous even I was nervous for him. I actually had butterflies in my stomach. I kept thinking, “Why am I so excited???” Then I knew. I’m always reminded of my own marriage jitters and how beautiful the whole process is.

Swiss folk were floating in their tubes and rafts, watching with curious eyes at the current took them by, while Stefan and his beautiful lady Ruth married on a covered platform overlooking the River Rhein. I enjoyed the wedding so.darn.much. I didn’t want it to be over.

Ruth and Stefan, may your years be full to the brim with love for life and one another. Thank you for allowing me to be part of such a tremendous day.

Jonathan + Manuela | Part Two

Weeping willows by the River Rhein, perfect high 70’s weather with a sunshine and a light breeze… laughter and happy tears… sacred love…all in one glorious day. Manuela was a relaxed and elegant bride from the first application of eyeliner to the bouquet-toss at the reception. They had no idea what was planned for the day after the ceremony, so it was exciting to watch them see what their maid of honor and best man had planned. In the late afternoon, we all piled in for boat ride up the Rhein with the entire wedding party. It relaxing and certainly enjoyable for me, someone who loves anything to do with water. I had to remind myself that I was actually working!

We had special permission to shoot the bride and grooms’ romantic shots in what I thought looked like a secret garden tucked away in the city of Schaffhausen. The light was perfect, and so were my lovely subjects, so in turn the photos are some of my favorites from the entire day.

Jonathan and Manuela, may you both live a rich, love-filled life that grows deeper each day together. Thank you for letting us be a part of such a momentous day.

Manuela + Jonathan | Part One

What a joy to see someone commit to one another after being together for 7 years! J&M celebrated their love and said “I do” on paper last Friday at the romantic Schlosspark in Andelfingen. It was a super quick session with ideal weather and a small gathering of family and friends. While I was shooting, we were even serenaded by another private parties’ brass band about 25 meters away which was special and romantic. There is something sweet and simple about the quietness of these images, and I am very much looking forward to photographing these two again at their big wedding next month. It will take place in an adorable chapel at Insel Rheinau alongside the river Rhein.

Beat + Sonja | Pure Romance

This couple is beyond words, and so was this photo session. Their adoration for each other made my job very easy as we embarked into temperatures that never rose above 0 degrees Celsius. These two were troppers! My fingers were freezing off, yet they kept smiling and kissing and charming the camera. It is with great joy that I announce my accompaniment to their wedding in Bergün in two weeks.

Donat + Myriam | Pure Romance

The weather finally warmed up enough for me to shoot outside in these vibrant spring colors. It was very eye-pleasing to see Myriam and Donat dressed in very Spring-like gentle pastels for their engagement session, and we drove to a nice spot in Stein am Rhine to shoot near the river at sundown. The monk in charge was kind enough to let us shoot some photos on the Kloster (monastery) grounds which seemed to have exploded with blooming trees and flowers. Myriam and Donat have a love story very similar to me and my husband’s, and it was sweet to see them interact together with a rare gentleness. Their love truly stands out. Plus, the pictures turned out amazing which I can attribute only to their willingness to be themselves and have fun.